…how Eve must’ve felt. I mean, being banned from Eden sucks! I don’t get it? It seems there’s always an “Eve Convention” there, but I must’ve fallen off that mailing list. Was it the mangoes I ate? Should I have given them away to the less privileged? The mango-less? I just hope at least the serpent is missing me.
Now that I got that off my chest, let me tell you about the two bottles of Herederos del Marqués de Riscal 2009 – a Spanish white wine from Rueda made mostly with Verdejo grapes and some Viura – that Cha got from Enoteca the other day. This straw yellow colored white has a very floral nose with passion fruit. Well rounded with a full body, the palate is passion fruit, citrus and the finish is close to unripe apricots.
A pleasant young wine that went purrfectly with the Stir Fried Shrimp & Romaine Lettuce. This time Madame Mrad didn’t have coriander, so basil and sprouts subbed for it. In a separate pan, sautée the shrimp with garlic and ginger. Then in a wok drizzle olive & sesame oil, add ginger, garlic, toss in the lettuce and sprouts until slightly wilted, then dump in the shrimp. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce, a tiny bit of fish sauce, sesame seeds and season with pepper. Ékhir shee, throw in the shredded basil so it doesn’t cook and stays fresh and crisp. Madame Mrad’s having so much fun playing around with this dish and giving it a different twist every time. Never a dull moment, n’est ce pas?
Ta’a w la tiji… Oh well, I still have hope that there’s an apple (or ashta) ripening on a tree waiting for me to pick it.